Despite the fact that I dedicated 9 years of my life to playing football, I honestly never really cared for the sport growing up. Sure, I may have watched/attended a Saints/LSU game every once and in while, but I was a far cry from most people from this area who live and die by the shit. Mostly I just watched the games that I did because it was what my dad was watching- I can't really remember a time where I watched a game by my own choice. My indifference to the sport grew even worse when I started playing in college. In the average day consisted of about 7-8 hours of football related activities- workouts, film, meetings, practice, more meetings, and training room or rehab if you needed it. After so many years of doing it, I even got to the point where almost every activity involving football (mostly practice) became the worst moment of my life at that particular time. I sure as hell didn't want to watch the shit on TV in my spare time. I don't even think I watched the Super Bowl for a few years. This all changed for me after I graduated when my older brother introduced me to fantasy football. At first I thought that there would be no way I would like it, but he made it sound like it would be a good drinking activity, if nothing else, and that I should at least give it a try. Despite having absolutely zero knowledge pertaining to pro-football, I became hooked within a few weeks. I started watching games all day on Sunday, even if they didn't involve the Saints or anyone from my fantasy team. I branched this newfound love I had discovered into the college game on Saturdays not to long after that. I started reading football blogs. Just yesterday I paid for a year subscription to Sirius radio so that I could listen to NFL talk radio. I would have kicked you in the nuts and called you a retard if you would have told me 5 years ago that I would pay money to listen to football talk radio. Needless to say, I have pulled a full 180 with regards to my feelings on the sport, and I couldn't be happier that I did. I only regret not doing it sooner. FOCUS: We often talk about how it is pretty much impossible to change the firmly held beliefs of others. Have you ever actually had a change of heart on one of these beliefs? Let's try to leave religion out of this. I've seen what you people are capable of when it comes to that subject.